Written by Brazilian composer Marcos Valle, this song was originally titled: Samba de Verao. It was first popularized by the Walter Wanderly Trio in 1966. and reached Platinum status in 1970. It reached easy listening charts in the USA by many artists: Johnny Mathis, Andy Williams, Vikki Carr, and Connie Francis, but it is most remembered by Astrud Gilberto's version that was widely televised. A slower version was produced in 1965 by Brazil '65, by Sergio Mendes and Wanda de Sah.
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This beloved show tune was first sung in the Broadway musical Roberta. Its first recorded performance was by Gertrude Niesen, and then Ray Sinatra, Frank Sinatra's first cousin. The song was reprised by Irene Dunne, in the 1935 film adaptation with Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, and Randolph Scott. Later, it made the music charts in 1959 by the Platters, and countless vocal artists have reprised it.
Here is my link to hearing and seeing the Goddess Venus. She was the Goddess of love and desire. This one is unlike the earlier version which was in a Jazz style.
I am a new artist, and I need you! Please share, share, share this one! It's in my wheelhouse!
I just love Jazz music, and I can only hope you love listening to me singing it!
What can I say? We all know that Sade is the Queen of Cool Smooth Silky Jazz that will melt your soul. She is one of my favorite artists! Here I take some really slick music and set it to a storyline!
It would be appreciate it! These productions are a lot of technical work!
What can I say? This Hard Rock song was completely out of my wheelhouse, but I believe I nailed it. I was quite impressed one day when I listened to Paul Rodgers, the Rock vocal King. I decided to do a female version! I received over 2,000 views on YouTube within two days!
First performed brilliantly in the stage musical Porgy and Bess, this song is timeless and classical tune that mirrors a southern folk spiritual-lullaby. Later, it was sung by many fabulous jazz vocalists: Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, and others to name but a few, for its beauty and breath of feeling. I hope you enjoy my concept and my interesting use of green screen video use.
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Here is my harmonic version with fantastic video dancing! Put on your dance shoes and enjoy!
I decided to be in Cole Porter's great musical piece, "I Get a Kick Out of You," mainly because it is so Theatrical, and theaters are now closed due to Covid, which is really a terrible thing. I miss the stage! I hope you enjoyed the comedy in my rendition!